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National Summary


Rather cloudy at first this morning with patchy rain or drizzle in places. Mainly dry this afternoon, with some bright or sunny breaks developing and just the odd light shower or two. Top temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees Celsius in light to moderate southwesterly breezes, freshening near Atlantic coasts.


Tonight will be mostly dry with a mix of cloud and clear spells in mainly light to moderate south to southeast breezes. There will be some rain or drizzle at times along southern and western coasts, however, accompanied by fresh to strong and gusty southerly winds. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees Celsius.


Tomorrow, Saturday, will see some early bright spells in the east and north, but overall it's a mostly cloudy, and at times rather damp and windy, day. Patchy light rain or drizzle in southern and southeastern coastal counties will spread elsewhere during the afternoon as southeasterly winds strengthen. Top temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees.


OUTLOOK: Mixed and changeable through until Tuesday, but settling down later in the week. Saturday night: Outbreaks of rain becoming persistent and locally heavy about southwest Munster, and edging slowly northeastwards over the rest of Munster by dawn. Elsewhere, it will be a mostly dry night with a mix of cloud and just a few spots of light rain. Minimum temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees Celsius in strong and gusty southeasterly winds. Sunday: Outbreaks of rain, locally heavy, spreading to most parts during the morning. Gusty southeasterly winds will veer westerly in Munster from afternoon, signalling a clearance to showers there. This clearance will gradually migrate northeastwards, reaching Ulster after dark. Westerly winds will be strong and gusty for a time along Atlantic coasts of Munster and Connacht. Maximum temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees Celsius.Sunday night: Still some rain affecting northeast Ulster on Sunday night, but most places dry with variable cloud amounts and some clear breaks. Minimum temperatures of 1 to 5 degrees Celsius. Winds veering westerly and moderating with a touch of grass frost in parts of Munster and south Leinster Monday: Some uncertainty in the outlook, but indications are for a good deal of dry and bright weather to begin on Monday, with the best of sunshine across the midlands. There is a threat of patchy rain, mainly about Ulster and southwest Munster, however, perhaps turning more persistent for a time in southwest Munster. Top temperatures of 10 to 15 or 16 degrees, warmest in sunny breaks across the midlands. Winds mainly light southerly or southwesterly, backing moderate to fresh southeasterly in the south later. Tuesday: Mainly dry in the north and east on Tuesday with bright or sunny intervals. Cloudier elsewhere with a risk of patchy light rain in places. Light southeasterly or variable breezes. Temperatures near or perhaps slightly above normal for the time of year. Early indications for Wednesday and Thursday suggest mostly dry and settled conditions, with good sunshine and temperatures trending above normal for the time of year, although temperatures may be a little cooler near the east coast in an onshore easterly breeze.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

South-Southwest, 8 Knots, Cloudy, 21 Miles, 1016, Falling slowly

Dublin Airport

Northwest, 5 Knots, Cloudy, 26 Miles, 1018, Falling slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

West-Northwest, 4 Knots, Wave ht:0.5 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1019, Steady

Roches Point Automatic

South-Southwest, 11 Knots, Cloudy, 18 Miles, 1018, Falling slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

South-Southwest, 11 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1019, Falling slowly

Valentia Automatic

Southwest, 9 Knots, Cloudy, 24 Miles, 1018, Falling slowly

Mace Head Automatic

South-Southwest, 10 Knots, Fair, 18 Miles, 1017, Falling slowly

Belmullet Automatic

South, 16 Knots, Fair, 13 Miles, 1015, Falling

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

West-Northwest, 6 Knots, Wave ht:0.5 m, 1017, Falling slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

West-Southwest, 9 Knots, Wave ht:0.8 m, 1019, Falling slowly

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

South-Southwest, 19 Knots, Wave height not available, 1014, Falling

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

Southwest, 24 Knots, Gust 36 Knots, Wave ht: 3.0 m, 1009, Falling

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 1100 Saturday 29 April 2017 Issued at 1100 Friday 28 April 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0900: A ridge of high pressure over Ireland declines as a frontal trough approaches from the Atlantic in a strengthening southerly airflow

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Malin Head to Wicklow Head to Mizen Head and for the Irish Sea

Wind: West to southwest force 2 or 3, increasing south to southwest force 4 or 5 this evening. Further increasing south to southeast force 5 or 6 tomorrow morning.

Weather: Fair at first, but outbreaks of rain later, mainly affecting the south and west, and scattered showers elsewhere.

Visibility: Mostly good, but moderate in rain or showers.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Malin Head

Wind: Southerly force 5 or 6 and gusty. Increasing force 6 to 7 and gusty tonight. Backing south to southeast tomorrow forenoon.

Weather: Fair at first, but outbreaks of rain later, mainly affecting the south and west, and scattered showers elsewhere.

Visibility: Mostly good, but moderate in rain or showers.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1100 Sunday 30 April 2017: Strong to near gale force south to southeast winds backing southeast to east. Outbreaks of rain, becoming persistent in the south and west with scattered showers elsewhere.

Weather Warnings

Small Craft Warning

Southerly winds increasing to force 6 or 7 and gusty this evening and tonight on coasts from Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Malin Head.